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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #30 on: Nov 19, 2015, 05:23 PM »
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #31 on: Nov 19, 2015, 05:33 PM »
I don't target them much, but I keep getting nice ones on Chubby Darters;

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #32 on: Dec 23, 2015, 06:10 PM »
These are some of my go to lures:
-size 2 rapala jigging raps
-1/16 ounce spoons
-Tungsten jig tipped with plastics or mealworms!
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #33 on: Dec 26, 2015, 11:20 PM »
northland forage minnow(glow) jig and minnow.

this red one has a glass rattle in it.  it works great for attracting them in.  the minnow constantly rattles the jig.  as you can see, i like to glue glow tails on my baits too.  ;D
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #34 on: Jan 15, 2016, 05:21 AM »
Live minnow
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #35 on: Jan 19, 2016, 02:03 PM »
Usually a pink/orange tungsten with a custom plastic made by a buddy of mine. Plastics usually orangish pink

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #36 on: Jan 20, 2016, 07:36 PM »
Bought a slender spoon after reading this thread, any tricks to tying it on the line. I just tied a blood knot right the eyelet. Sorry new at this so stupid questions but it seems like there are several tricks to this hobby.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #37 on: Jan 20, 2016, 08:26 PM »
Bought a slender spoon after reading this thread, any tricks to tying it on the line. I just tied a blood knot right the eyelet. Sorry new at this so stupid questions but it seems like there are several tricks to this hobby.

I have tried tying it right to the spoon and I also tie to the quick link that comes with it. I get 10x more fish when I use the quick link. I don't know if it has better action or what, but now I always use the quick link.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #38 on: Jan 20, 2016, 08:31 PM »
Thanks, I did not see a quick link but I opened the package pretty quick and have lost stuff in the past doing this.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #39 on: Jan 20, 2016, 08:33 PM »
VMC chandelier with a minnow head, if that doesn't work I put waxies on it

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #40 on: Jan 23, 2016, 10:41 PM »
there is no right or wrong answer for this. the fish will tell you what they want. this one lake I fish I normally fish it with a size 12 Glow Red Clam Drop Jig and euro larva but this last time I was out there the fish were there but they have been so pressured by people that they shut off to live baits and would only take plastics when presented in a finesse manner. if you are not catching them one way don't be afraid to change it up and try something else. when they are in a negative mood you will need to use a more finesse presentation. slow down your jigging, down size your hook, try plastics, use a spring bobber rod. 
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #41 on: Jan 23, 2016, 11:19 PM »
I bring a variety of lures...I will use a variety of spoons, but the one I mostly use is a Northland Forage Minnow spoon.   I guess it was what my buddy recommend to me.

I will say my favorite is probably a those Kastmaster spoons and all the copy cat version of them.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #42 on: Jan 28, 2016, 11:53 AM »
Well after reading this thread it sounds like Crappie will hit just about anything and everything--except whatever I'm using.   ;D

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #43 on: Feb 03, 2016, 01:03 PM »
Phreds phuzzy chironomid....you didn't hear it from me.. @)

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #44 on: Oct 09, 2016, 06:56 PM »
My go to crappie bait is 3 in reins bubble shaker with 1/16th oz jig
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #45 on: Nov 20, 2016, 01:15 PM »
1/12 ounce kastmaster tipped with a waxie  for me.
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #46 on: Dec 20, 2016, 05:44 PM »
smallest slender spoon & minnow head, or small fiska & spikes  ;)

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #47 on: Dec 24, 2016, 02:19 PM »
They have hit on so many different combos for me..i cant say that i have a "go to" lure. Seems like everything lately in my box has been a dud. Maybe a trip to the jig store for xmas is what the doctor ordered.
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #48 on: Dec 26, 2016, 04:39 AM »
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #49 on: Jan 16, 2017, 02:16 PM »
Had great luck two weeks ago on a VMC Tingler spoon tipped with powerbait honey worms. However, lately my luck is off or the crappie have lock jaw or there are none left in the lake (why I am reading this thread).
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #50 on: Jan 20, 2017, 01:10 PM »
Last month, I had a lot of luck with those Hali jigs tipped with spikes.  Recently, they have been hammering 1/8 slender spoon with spikes.  Needless to say that you have to be ready to change bait until you find it.
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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #51 on: Jan 13, 2018, 03:24 PM »
deadstick    #6 pink and chartreuse Demon w/ small minnow hooked through the back

jigging rod    1/16 oz nickel and red slender spoon, 2-3" flouro leader dropper, and #10 or #12 red and yellow demon tipped w/ a waxie

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #52 on: Jan 14, 2018, 03:26 PM »
 #8 Demon tipped with a waxie is my favorite!


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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #53 on: Jan 17, 2018, 09:24 AM »
Small tungsten and a little atom nuggie..tipped with a wax worm. The wax worm adds taste and also keeps the nuggie up on the jig, keeping you from having your pants pulled down, down there, and you not knowing it. Or a small slender spoon.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #54 on: Sep 13, 2018, 03:44 PM »
I can't attest to the effectiveness of Mr. Boss' spoons!  Such a seductive fall at a nice angle that does some searching.  One of my first choices.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #55 on: Oct 03, 2018, 12:40 PM »
The last couple years my go to was a 4mm tungsten jig with a 1.5" trigger X spike worm which is see is now discontinued   :%$#!:

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #56 on: Nov 22, 2018, 05:41 PM »
I mainly fish the evening bite. I start with the biggest clam bomb spoon and a whole minnow. This usually works.

Next I try a tungsten jig or forage fry with minnow on a bobber.

If that doesnt work, i will try a plain hook & minnow.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #57 on: Nov 22, 2018, 05:48 PM »
Tungsten gold drop jig with a wax worm, weird enough as the gold starts to flake off we catch more. Almost a competition how long you can go on one small tungsten jig.

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #58 on: Nov 22, 2018, 06:40 PM »
I have some boss spoons but Iím not sure if Iím working them right. They are so light even the larger ones. Any advice? I know they work Iíve seen a lot of people hammer them with them

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Re: Best crappie lure/bait?
« Reply #59 on: Nov 22, 2018, 07:23 PM »
Whatever you choose, maybe bigger than you think. This past summer I was experimenting snap jigging for walleyes. On one spot I started seeing occasional marks half to 2/3s down the water column in 12 -14 FOW. Raised the 2.5" Shiver minnow up to one of the marks and got hammered by a 14" crappie. Not nibbled or leaned on. Hammered.

Sun came out and the bite got more tentative, still caught fish. Tried tipping but that really did not make a difference. Not a fluke either. Over the next 90 minutes I caught 19 fish between 12 and 14 inches. Kept 4 for dinner. Went back the next day and did it all over again. Pretty neat lesson for me.
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